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IMEA Biennial In-Service Conference and All-State Groups




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February 1-3, 2018 in Moscow, Idaho.

2018 All-State Inservice Conference

The 2018 IMEA All-State Inservice Conference will be held February 1-3, 2018 on the campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

The All-State groups have been posted.

Deadline for All-State Registration, Housing, and Fees Paid is Friday, December 8, 2017

   Register All-State Students  

Conference Registration and Housing information will be posted shortly.

The Idaho ACDA Elementary and Middle School Honor Choirs auditions are now closed. Selected students and registration information will be posted shortly.





General Information

Please inform qualified and interested students in your music groups about the All-State Honor Groups and assist those who apply in preparing the audition materials. Students are eligible for All-State Honor Groups if they are regularly enrolled or dual-enrolled members of a school concert music ensemble in grades 9-12 in Idaho and their director is a current member of the Idaho Music Educators Association.

You must be a member of IMEA/NAfME or your students will not be considered for membership in any All-State group. IMEA is the sole sponsor and adminstrator of these Honor Groups; your membership in the organization will be checked at the time your students apply. If you are not a current member, your students will not be able to audition. If, for some reason, you have put off renewing your IMEA/NAfME membership and cannot access the registration page, please register and send a copy of your electronic receipt to Wayne Millett, the web master. He will have to enter you manually into the IMEA system. We do not get automatic updates from NAfME that magically appear in our system. It can take up to one week to register and add you to system. Please don't put it off. Join or renew NOW!

Because this event is sanctioned by the Idaho High Schools Activity Association (IHSAA) your school must be a member of that organization in order for your students to participate. If your school is not a member of IHSAA, but you are a member of NAfME/IMEA, you students still cannot participate. Both membership requirements must be met.

The sizes of the All-State groups (pending successful auditions) will be Band—140, Orchestra—120, MixedChoir—200, Womens Choir—120, and new this year, Jazz Choir-40.

Organizing Chairmen are, Band - Aaron Marshall; Jazz Choir - Corrina Steinbach; Mixed Choir - Bob Wicks; Orchestra - Jim Phillips; and Treble Choir - Lindsay Lowe.

Registration fees covering music, clinicians, meals, T-shirts, etc. will be set at the Fall Board meeting.

If any of your students were in All-Northwest, they will NOT automatically be in All-State. They must make a recording of the All-State tryout materials.

If I can be of any assistance to you in your preparation for All-State, please call me anytime. I wish you and your students much success and look forward to meeting each of you at the convention in February, 2018.

Kathy Stefani
presidentelect at idahomusiced.org



Audition Instructions

Students:

  1. Prepare the required audition materials.
  2. Complete the Student Audition Form and give it to your teacher along with $5 for the audition fee.
  3. Record the audition materials. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. DO NOT state your name and school. DO NOT say the name of your solo. It will be entered on your registration form.
  4. Your teacher will register you on-line and will upload your auditions.

Teachers:

  1. Make sure the students have access to the audition materials.
  2. Collect the Student Audition Form from each student.
  3. Record the students' auditions. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. Files must be smaller that 2MB in size or you will get an error. See below for recording helps and hints.
  4. Register your students on the IMEA Web Site. Registration will open August 14, 2017.
  5. You must be a member of NAfME/IMEA to log-in. You will log-in with your NAfME # and your last name.
  6. The first time you log-in you will need to update your contact information.
  7. Click on the "Add School" button to add all the schools you teach at that will have students auditioning for All-State.
  8. After you have added your schools, you are ready to start adding students by clicking on "Add Student"
  9. Use the Student Audition Form that the student filled out to complete the information requested. Please double check all information. If you place your student in the wrong category they will be disqualified.
  10. After you have added a student you can upload their audition files. Click on the speaker with the red X and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the file after it has been uploaded to make sure it's right.
  11. Continue adding students until they are all entered.
  12. When you are ready to pay the student fees, click on the "Pay Audition Fees" link in the lower right hand corner.
  13. Choose the school that you are paying the fees for, then click "Next."
  14. All of the students that have registered from that school will be shown. This will include band, choir, and orchestra students. Select the check box next to the names of all the students that you are paying for and click "Next."
  15. The Fee Payment page will show you all the names of the students that you are paying for. Please double check it for accuracy.
  16. The preferred method of payment is by credit or debit card through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account.
  17. If you need to pay by check, print two copies. Keep one for your records and mail the other copy, with your check, to the address given on the form. When you are finished click "Cancel."
  18. To pay by credit/debit card, print one copy for your records then click the "Pay Now" button.
  19. You will be taken to the PayPal site. If you have a PayPal account, log-in and follow the payment instructions. If you do not have a PayPal account, click the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link and follow the payment instructions.
  20. REMEMBER!!! Auditions must be uploaded by midnight October 6, 2017. All fees must be paid or postmarked by October 16, 2017. Students whose fees have not been paid at that time will be removed from the system. No effort on the part of IMEA will be made to collect the non-payment of audition fees.
  21. NOTE: Many audition are incorrectly uploaded. Common problems are switched etudes, combined etudes, registering in the wrong category, introduction of the student, and missing files. Files uploaded incorrectly will not be fixed and will be disqualified from consideration. There just isn't enough time in the day to track down all the mistakes that could easily be fixed by directors taking the time to proof the uploads!

Recording Helps:

If you are total a novice at recording on your computer try to find someone around you that can help. Usually there will be student who will know what they are doing.

MP3 files should be recorded at the bit rate of 128kbps. Some programs call this the resolution. There should be a setting for it on your digital recorder or in the audio program that you record into.

A simple and free program that you can download to record with is Audacity. It works on both Mac and Windows, is easy to use, and is very versatile. Click on the link to go to the download page. The Audacity Tutorials are also very good for learning the basics of recording. You can find them HERE.

If you are on a Mac and want to use an external microphone, you will need a separate USB interface. One of the cheapest and easiest to use is the iMic by Griffin Technologies. Cost is between $30-$50 at most computer stores.

To convert a different file format to MP3 using iTunes:

  1. Start iTunes and open the Preferences
  2. Under General look for the Import Settings button
  3. Click on that and change the Import Using menu to MP3 Encoder. Make sure that you have "High Quality (160 kbps)" selected under "Setting". If you use the "Higher Quality (190 kbps)" setting, your file may be too large and will not import.
  4. Click OK to save the settings and exit back to iTunes
  5. Right click on the file you want to convert (or Control click on the Mac) and select Create MP3 Version
  6. Locate the new file and drag it to the desktop. It should have a .mp3 at the end of the file name. This is the file you want to upload for the audition.
  7. Contact Wayne Millett the Web Master if you are totally lost and need help.

Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Soprano I Soprano II Alto I Alto II Tenor I Tenor II Bass I Bass II



Choir Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Vocal auditionees are only allowed to submit one vocal audition. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
  5. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  6. If you have any questions about the Treble or Mixed Choir contact: Kathy Stefani. If you have any questions about the Jazz Choir, contact: Kathy Stefani
  7. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017.
  8. Optional Jazz Choir Audition. New in 2018. If you wish to be considered for the new Idaho All-State Jazz Choir, please complete the three additional exercises.

Audition Exercises:

All exercises and the song are to be sung unaccompanied. The pitch should be given only once before each exercise. Each exercise should be recorded into a separate file.

  1. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  2. Soprano I: F (first space treble staff)
    Soprano II: D (above middle C)
    Alto I: A (below middle C)
    Alto II: G (below middle C)
    Tenor I: Eb (third space bass staff)
    Tenor II: C (octave below middle C)
    Bass I: G (first line bass staff)
    Bass II: F (first space below bass staff)


  3. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  4. Soprano I: A (second space treble staff)
    Soprano II: G (second line treble staff)
    Alto I: Eb (first line treble staff)
    Alto II: D (above middle C)
    Tenor I: G (fourth space bass staff)
    Tenor II: E (third space bass staff)
    Bass I: D (third line bass staff)
    Bass II: C (octave below middle C)


  5. Vocalize the scale pattern "8-5-3-1" using the word "I love to sing", each pitch at m.m. 120. At the end of the pattern, sing the exercise again 1/2 step higher. Repeat the exercise again another 1/2 step higher, etc. for a total of six renditions of the pattern. Do not vocalize the 1/2 step transition at the end of each pattern.

  6. Soprano: begin on C (third space)
    Alto: begin on G (second line)
    Tenor: begin on C (middle C)
    Bass: begin on G (fourth space bass staff)

  7. Sing unaccompanied the melody and word of "America the Beautiful" (Oh beautiful for spacious skies) first stanza only. Use the following keys at m.m.100.

  8. Soprano I & Tenor I: key of D (start on A)
    Soprano II & Tenor II: key of C (start on G)
    Alto I & Bass I: key of B (start on F#)
    Alto II & Bass II: key of A (start on E)


    OPTIONAL: Jazz Choir Audition
  9. Jazz Interpretation: Sing the first 16 measures in a swing style, unaccompanied, of “Summertime.” You choose the tempo and key. (Lead sheet is available on Aebersold, Volume 25.)

  10. Rhythmic and Pitch Accuracy: Sing unaccompanied, your voice part of Jazz Choir, Example 1.

  11. Optional Improvisation: Improvise 3 choruses of up-tempo Bb Blues. This may be done with Jamey Aebersold, Volume 2, track 5, a live rhythm section, or sung alone.


Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Harp



String Audition Requirements

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRING APPLICANTS
  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Jim Phillips
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017.

STRING AUDITION MATERIALS

VIOLIN

Seventy-Five Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave A Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave A melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change at the end of line 8. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play 3 lines plus one measure (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

VIOLA

Etudes Speciales for the Viola, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave D melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change in the middle of line 10. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play the first 5 lines, until the key change (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

CELLO

Violoncello Method (Kummer, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave E melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 70, page 78: Play top part. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 79, page 86: Play top part. (Eighth Note = 100) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

DOUBLE BASS

Double Bass Studies (Felipe Libon, public domain. IMSLP) Updated for 2015

  1. Two-octave F Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur four notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Two-octave E melodic minor scale: Play eighth notes ascending and descending, detaché bowing. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 1, Allegro, page 2. Measures 1 through 9. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 12, Allegretto, page 14. Measure 1 through beat 1 of measure 14. (Quarter note = 80)Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

HARP

Exercices et etudes pour la harpe, Op. 9 (Edmond Larivlere, public domain.) IMSLP

  1. No. 2, page 3. (Quarter note = 120)
  2. No. 14, page 7. (Quarter note = 85)
  3. No. 80, page 24. Measures 1 through 17. (Quarter note = 120)
  4. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

For questions or for more information, contact the orchestra chairman: TBD



Winds & Percussion Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Aaron Marshall
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017.

WIND & PERCUSSION AUDITION MATERIALS

The solo in #4 in the materials listed below is optional. Students who wish to be considered for 1st chair or to play solos should perform the solo. The solo should be a piece of their choosing not to exceed 1 minute in length. The chosen piece should be relatively difficult for the student, but should demonstrate the student’s musical strengths. Pieces from each instrument’s solo repertoire are recommended. Remember, the piece given here is an example only. It may be used, but a piece of the students’ choosing is highly recommended. All solo recxordings should be unaccompanied,

Note that points will be deducted for not playing at indicated metronome speed.

WOODWINDS

Flute:

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to C4 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Flute -  Page 20: measures 1-18. (Dotted quarter note = 48) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Flute – Page 33: measures 1-25 and 43-52. (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example solo: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in Eb Major Mvt. 1 Beginning to measure 53 (quarter note = approximately 88)

Oboe

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High D (two octaves plus one step) using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 60) Listen to an example
  2. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 12 number 6 – First 16 measures (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 6 number 7 (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Paul Hindemith: Oboe Sonata Beginning to Rehearsal number 3

Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High E (E4) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter Note = 144) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 18: measure 1 to the first note of measure 16. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 9: measures 1-13. (Dotted-Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto for Clarinet – Mozart - First 20 measures of the clarinet part

Bass Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 100) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I -  Page 32 Number 11 Bottom Part – First four lines plus the next note (Eighth note = 120) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I - Page 49 – Last 21 measures (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Sonata in A Minor - Marcello -  Movement 1  - Allegro Section

Bassoon

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to High F using slurred eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method Page 36 Number 21. Measures 17-34. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Twenty Studies for Bassoon Page 11: measure 1 to the first note of measure 21. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto in Bb – Mozart - 3rd Movement  Beginning to measure 50

Saxophone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to F3 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 8 - Measures 1-21 (Eighth note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 9 - Measures 1-12 (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Alto Saxophone Solo: Concerto in Eb - Glazounov  - First Page

BRASS

Trumpet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet – Page 8, measure 1-16 (with pickups) (Eighth Note = 95) Listen to an example
  3. Prelude et Ballade – Balay – Page 3 Top Five Lines (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto in Eb - Hummel – First Page

French Horn

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High G (top of the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 132) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 52 Number 25 (Dotted-quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 49 Number 17 (no D.C.) (Quarter Note = 88) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto No. 3- Mozart -  Rehearsal Letter A to Letter C

Trombone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 132 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Trombone – Page 19 – Largo cantabile, measure 1 to 1st note of measure 14  (Dotted-quarter Note = 55) Listen to an example
  3. Bordner Book of Practical Studies #53 (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo:  Concert Piece #5 – Blazhevich – Rehearsal Number 18 to the end

Euphonium (Bass Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first note of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11- measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Euphonium (Treble Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first notes of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72)
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11, measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80)
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Tuba

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb (above the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 108 Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 30, measures 1-16. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 29, complete. (Quarter Note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Sea Dreams – Barbara York – Movement 3: Measures 1-46. Available from Cimarron Music

Percussion

  1. Snare Drum – Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 8 Number 7 Listen to an example
  2. Timpani - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 13 Number 4 Listen to an example
  3. Keyboards - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 20 Number 4 Listen to an example
  4. Suggested Solo: (Choose 1 minute of a solo on your strongest percussion instrument)

For questions or more information, contact the band chairman: TBD


Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Piano Guitar Bass Drum Set


Jazz Choir Rhythm Section Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. IF THERE IS AN INDICATED TEMPO, PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions about the Jazz Choir Rhythm Section contact: Corrina Steinbach
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017

JAZZ CHOIR RHYTHM SECTION AUDITION MATERIALS

All examples are to be played alone (without accompaniment) except where indicated. For the rhythm tracks you may use the indicated Aebersold track, a live rhythm section, or the iReal rhythm section generator. Aebersold tracks are preferred over iReal. You will need to indicate which one you used on the audition application.

Piano

  1. Play the first 12 bars from the written piano part from "Practical Love" (Jazz Piano, example 1).
  2. Comp with melody and chords for one chorus of “I’m Old Fashioned” from Aebersold, Volume 55, followed by two choruses of improvisation. You may use a live rhythm section, Aebersold, Volume 55, left channel only, or iReal with the Piano and Guitar tracks muted, Key of F, Quarter note = 132.
  3. Improvise a solo playing 3 choruses of up tempo Bb blues using a live rhythm section, Aebersold, Volume 2, track 5, left channel only, or iReal with the Piano and Guitar tracks muted. (iReal, use Blues-Jazz at Jazz-Medium Up Swing, quarter note = 200.)
  4. Play any additional example of your choice not to exceed one minute.

Guitar

  1. Play the written guitar part from “Funky Love” (Jazz Guitar, example 1).
  2. Comp 16 measures from “I’m Old Fashioned” from Aebersold, Volume 55 with a live rhythm section, Aebersold Volume 55, left channel only, or iReal with the Piano and Guitar tracks muted, Key of F, Quarter note = 132.
  3. Improvise a solo playing 3 choruses of up tempo Bb blues using a live rhythm section, Aebersold, Volume 2, track 5, left channel only, or iReal with the Piano and Guitar tracks muted. (iReal, use Blues-Jazz at Jazz-Medium Up Swing, quarter note = 200.)
  4. Play any additional example of your choice not to exceed one minute.

Bass

Acoustic Bass is preferred, but electric bass is acceptable.

  1. Play the written bass part from “Funky Love” (Jazz Bass, example 1).
  2. Play a walking bass line, the chord changes for two choruses and optional solo on the third chorus of “I’m Old Fashioned” from Aebersold, Volume 55 with a live rhythm section, Aebersold, Volume 55, right channel only, or iReal with the bass line muted, Key of F, Quarter note = 132..
  3. Using a live rhythm section, Aebersold, Volume 31, right channel only, or iReal with the bass line muted, play a bossa nova bass line on “Once I Loved” from Aebersold, Volume 31 for one chorus, and also improvise a solo for one chorus if you choose to. iReal track should be in the key of G at Quarter note = 182.
  4. Play any additional example of your choice not to exceed one minute.

Drums

    For each of tracks 1-3, play 16 measures “trading 4’s” divided alternately as 4 bars of time, 4 bars of solo, etc., within each 16 measure track.

  1. Play 16 measure of medium swing. (Quarter note = 120)
  2. Play 16 measure of fast swing. (Quarter note = 200)
  3. Play 16 measure of Bossa Nova (Quarter note = 152)
  4. 4. Play “Big Band Excerpt - #1". Play time and figures along with appropriate solo fill and set ups. (Quarter note = 200)

For questions or more information, contact the Jazz Band chairman, Corrina Steinbach


Application for Performing Groups

We are now accepting applications and recordings for performing groups at the 2018 IMEA All-State Inservice Conference. Selected groups will perform at numerous concert hours during the conference. We would like to see a balanced representation from all levels of Music Education in our State: Small, Medium and Large sized High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and University level performing ensembles.

The deadline for the Performing Groups Application is October 16, 2017. All materials should be submitted through the online application.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Ron Curtis, IMEA Past-President.


Performing Group Application


IMEA All-State Conductor Biographies

Dr. James Bankhead, Logan, Utah

Dr. James M. Bankhead became the Music Department Head at Utah State University July 1, 2011. He held this position until June, 2015 when he retired.

He was Director, School of Music at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas from 2006-2011. He was an active leader in several statewide music projects and instrumental in the contstruction of the new Gaetner Performance Arts Center on that campus.

Dr. Bankhead received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; the Master of Arts degree is from Central Michigan University; and, the Bachelor of Music degree from Utah State University.

Before going to Sam Houston State in 2006, he was the Chairman of the Music Department at California State University, Chico, 1994-2006. In addition to his administrative leadership, he was director of bands, master’s degree advisor and conductor of the Opera Workshop orchestra. He was also principal guest conductor of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra in Redding, CA.

He is a frequent guest conductor, clinician and music specialist at music events throughout the country. He has conducted in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries.

Dr. Bankhead is on the conducting staff of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, and Board Member/conductor at the American Band College and Western International Band Clinic.

Prior to his appointment at CSU, Chico, Dr. Bankhead was Executive Director of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and Producer at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. He produced shows, concerts and festivals involving artists ranging from Bill Cosby to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Bankhead completed 22 years of military service in the Air Force retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served as Commander/Conductor of the United States Air Force Band in Washington 1985-1991 and Deputy Commander/Assistant Conductor of that organization from 1976-1985. Prior to that, he was Chief of Bands and Music for the Air Force stationed at the Pentagon.

Dr. Bankhead and his wife, Lyn, reside in North Logan, Utah.

Kirk Marcy, Edmonds Community College, Washington

Kirk Marcy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. He began his teaching career in 1983 at Lake Washington High School. In 1987, he joined the Four Freshmen, singing and playing keyboards and brass. In 1988, Kirk returned to the Pacific Northwest to become the Director of Choirs at Edmonds Community College.

In 2008, Kirk was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame. In 2013, he received Edmonds Community College’s “Excellence in Education Award” for outstanding teaching. Recently, he was selected as the 2017 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association ‘Music Educator of the Year’. 2017-18 marks his 30th year at the college.

Kirk has been honored to conduct All-State Choirs in fifteen states, and served as guest conductor of the 2014 ACDA Northwest Division Honor Jazz Choir. He is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator at choral and vocal jazz festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

Kirk’s choral and jazz compositions and arrangements are published through UNC Jazz Press, Walton and Sound Music Publications, and he recently formed his own publishing company, Kirk Marcy Music. Professionally, Kirk sings with Just 4 Kicks and Male Ensemble Northwest.

Dr. Sarah Graham, Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho

Sarah J. Graham is Assistant Professor of Music at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she teaches courses in music and the humanities, and conducts the Concert Choir. Dr. Graham earned both the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in conducting from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, the Master of Arts in English and Classroom Teaching from Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, Washington, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a minor in Church Music from Whitworth, in Spokane, Washington.

Dr. Graham spent the early part of her career teaching public school choral music in Washington State, and most recently returned to the Northwest after ten years of collegiate teaching in Illinois. She has conducted choirs in both domestic and international performances and is a frequently presents sessions for her professional organizations and serves as an adjudicator and guest conductor for contests, festivals, and retreats. She is an active member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the National Association for Music Education, and the American Choral Director’s Association, where she is a board member for both the Northwest division and for the state of Idaho.

Graham is the artistic director and conductor of the Palouse Choral Society’s Chorale and Chamber Choir, and also serves as the music director for the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston.

Dr. Steven Admundson, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Steven Amundson joined the music faculty at St. Olaf College in the fall of 1981. Under Amundson’s direction, the St. Olaf Orchestra has become recognized as one the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States. In addition to his duties as conductor of the St. Olaf Orchestra, he teaches courses in conducting, aural skills, and music theory.

Prior to his appointment at St. Olaf, Amundson held conducting posts at the University of Virginia and with the Tacoma Youth Symphony in Washington. He is the founding conductor of the Metropolitan Symphony in Minnesota and served as Music Director and Conductor of the Bloomington Symphony from 1984-1997. He has been both a resident conductor and guest conductor for the well-known Interlochen National Arts Camp and has served as guest conductor for many All-State Orchestra festivals throughout the United States. Amundson has guest conducted professional ensembles in Minnesota including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, the Fargo/Moorhead Symphony, and the renowned St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

A commissioned composer and arranger, Amundson is published by Lauren Keiser Music and the Neil A. Kjos Music Co. Tempo Music Resource distributes his self-published works. His orchestral compositions have received hundreds of performances by professional orchestras including the Atlanta, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Oregon, Phoenix, San Diego, and Utah Symphonies in the United States, and internationally with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony in Canada and BBC Concert Orchestra in the United Kingdom.

Amundson did his studies in orchestral conducting at Luther College, Northwestern University, the University of Virginia, the Aspen Music School in Colorado, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has enjoyed the tutelage of notable conductors including Maurice Abravanel, Milan Horvat, and Erich Leinsdorf.

In the 1980 International Conducting Competition hosted by the Mozarteum and Austrian National Radio, Amundson placed first, earning the Hans Haring Prize. In 1992 the Minnesota Music Education Association named him “Minnesota Orchestra Educator of the Year.” In the fall of 1995 Amundson received the Carlo A. Sperati Award from Luther College in recognition of his meritorious achievement in the field of music.

Desiree LaVertu, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

Desiree La Vertu is an accomplished conductor, soloist, and voice teacher in the greater Los Angeles area. Ms. LaVertu is the Director of Choral & Vocal Activities at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she has taught since 2009. Previously, she was the Director of the Glee Clubs at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Additionally, she was on the voice faculties of Chapman University and the summer graduate program at California State University, Los Angeles. She is one of the solo vocal coordinators and is on the choral-vocal faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Festival Choir. She began her teaching career at the secondary level, teaching middle school and high school for 10 years.

As a soprano, Ms. La Vertu specializes in the oratorio repertoire, and has been soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, both at Disney Hall, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat, among others. She was a long-time member of the Donald Brinegar Singers, and was a founding member of the female a capella quartet “Diva Complex.”

Initially trained as a pianist, her Bachelor of Music degree is in Accompanying from California State University, Fullerton. She received her Master of Music in Choral and Vocal Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied with Bruce Mayhall and Donald Brinegar. Ms. LaVertu maintains a private voice studio in Pasadena, where she lives with her husband and two wonderful children.



Frequently asked questions about the In-Service Conference Registration

Q:   Can I register for the In-Service Conference online?
A:   Yes! Online Pre-Registration is done through the OpusEvents. Go to OpusEvents to register.

Q:   Can I pay my registration fee with a credit card?
A:   Credit cards will be accepted. (You may also send a school or personal check. Purchase orders will NOT be accepted!)

Q:   I don't teach high school and I don't have students in All-State. Can I come at a reduced fee?
A:   IMEA/NAfME represents all levels and all areas of music education; consequently, the full fee is expected of all active music educators, regardless of their area or level of instruction. The In-Service Conference and the Idaho High School All-State are two separate events that are held at the same time. The sessions and concert hours at the In-Service are designed to address every teaching level and area.

Q:   How do I join IMEA/NAfME?
A:   You can join NAfME/IMEA by accessing the national web site at: www.nafme.org. (High school instructors need to remember to keep their membership current in order for their students to be eligible for All-State and the State Solo Contest.)

Q:   What does my registration includ?
A:   All registrations (with the exception of the FREE retired category) include 1 banquet ticket and entrance to all clinics, concert hours, exhibits and both GALA Concerts. Extra banquet tickets and extra GALA Concert tickets are available on the registration form. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available on-site.

The fine print ...
  • IMEA will accept NAfME membership cards for Conference Registration that are current through February 3, 2018. Members without a current valid membership will be notified by email and must renew at the time they register at the In-Service Conference or prior to the Conference.
  • If a member claims to have paid NAfME, but has not yet received a valid membership card, it shall be the responsibility of the IMEA Secretary to immediately check with the NAfME director of membership and finance. If membership is verified by NAfME, admission will be assured; if membership is not verified, the member must make membership payment at the registration site and a stop-pay at NAfME will be issued.


All-State Group Information

Check this page often for new information and updates.

All-State Band:

All-State Mixed Choir:

  • Rehearsal Tracks. Rehearsal tracks have been prepared to help you learn you music. The links below will download the Mixed Choir tracks. Each piece of music has 4-5 different tracks:
    • Your part in the left track with the other voices in the right track. You can turn off the other parts by just adjusting that balance so that the left side is all you hear.
    • Your part predominant. All parts are performed, but your part is louder than the others.
    • All parts balanced.
    • Your part muted. All other parts are performed without your part.
    • Some pieces will have an accompaniment track with no voices.
    • All of these rehearsal tracks are produced and copyrighted by choraltracks.com
  • All-State Jazz Choir

    All-State Orchestra:

    All-State Treble Choir

    • Rehearsal Tracks. Rehearsal tracks have been prepared to help you learn you music. The links below will download the Treble Choir tracks. Each piece of music has 4-5 different tracks:
      • Your part in the left track with the other voices in the right track. You can turn off the other parts by just adjusting that balance so that the left side is all you hear.
      • Your part predominant. All parts are performed, but your part is louder than the others.
      • All parts balanced.
      • Your part muted. All other parts are performed without your part.
      • Some pieces will have an accompaniment track with no voices.
      • All of these rehearsal tracks are produced and copyrighted by choraltracks.com


    IMEA Idaho All-State Student Registration

    Please read these instructions carefully and follow the checklist to ensure that your students are properly registered for All-State. Failure to do so can prevent your student’s participation in the All-State Groups.

    • A) Download the registration packet if you didn't receive one via email.
    • B) NEW If you have students who live in the Moscow area, OR have a relative that they can stay with instead of the All State Housing, please distribute to them the IMEA Housing Waiver Form and make sure that the signatures from Director, Principal and Parent are complete.
    • C) Distribute Registration forms, Medical Forms, Student Contracts, and Parent Information Sheets to all students selected for the Honor Groups.  Please print all forms on a single side, not double sided.
    • D) Distribute the Chaperone Information Forms to interested parents that you know would do a good job of chaperoning the honor groups. Do not give the form to every student, just to those whom you trust to do a great job. Directors can also be chaperones with limited duties.
    • E) Collect all Registration forms, Medical Forms, and Student Contracts, and fees from the students. Fees for 2018 are $265.00 a student, $195.00 if staying with relatives or at home.
    • F) Using the information on the Registration forms, complete the Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail this form to IMEA.
    • G) Login to the All-State Registration page and register your students using the information from the Registration Forms and Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail these forms to IMEA! All-State Student Registration


    • H) Pay registration fees. After All Students have been registered online, click the “Pay Registration Fees” button on the registration page. Select your school and then all of the students for whom you are paying the fees for. Print the Fee Statement Page. Both the director and the school principal must sign the Fee Statement. Students will not be registered until this form is signed. Have your SCHOOL ISSUE ONE CHECK made out to ALL-STATE/IMEA for all fees. NOTE: If you have more than one director at your school, have all the directors print their fee statements and then have one check issued for the total of all the fee statements. (include all band, orchestra, and choir fees from each school in one check).  Include the check with the Fee Statement
    • F) Copy all forms for your records
    • G) Send all Medical Forms, Students Contracts, Fee Statements and Housing Waivers to:

    All-State/IMEA
    c/o Karen Goodrich Randolph
    1412 Clearwater Way
    Twin Falls, ID 83301

    • DO NOT SEND PERSONAL CHECKS!
    • DO NOT SEND A SCHOOL PURCHASE ORDER!  IMEA cannot bill.
    • DO NOT SEND A CHECK WITHOUT A FEE STATEMENT!
    • MAKE SURE THAT THE FEE STATEMENT IS SIGNED BY BOTH THE PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR.
    • NOTE THAT CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE OUT TO ALL-STATE/IMEA.
    • The POSTMARK DEADLINE for fees and forms is Friday, December 8, 2017. Any forms or fees postmarked after that date will be assessed a $25 per person late fee. If mailing forms and fees after that date, please include the late fee.
    • IMEA has purchased original copies of the music. Scanned pdf’s of band and orchestra music will be emailed to the directors around December 15th, after fees and forms have been received. Please watch for the email and make copies for the students to rehearse with. Originals will be given to the students when they check in on January 31st. Choir directors will be mailed original copies and that should begin arriving after December 15.
    • Plan to arrive at hotels on Wednesday, January 31st between 4:00 and 6:30 pm for registration and room assignments.

    REFUND POLICY
    Refunds of All-State Registration Fees will be paid on the following schedule if the student cannot be replaced:
    During December, after registration fees have been paid, $150.00.
    After January 1st, $90.00.
    No refunds after January 29th.

     



    IMEA Idaho All-State Groups

    Flute
    Lauren Anderson Nampa High School
    Corrina Berger East Jr. High School
    Joslyn Bishop Middleton High School
    James Cannon Blackfoot High School
    Kelli Devereaux Timberline High School
    Tawnie Douglass Teton High School
    Stephanie Kim Timberline High School
    Athena Nguyen Boise High School
    Porter Nilsson Idaho Falls High School
    Fernando Perez Borah High School
    Kelly Pyper Madison High School
    Emily Ramm Rocky Mountain High School
    Olivia Robison Timberline High School
    Maliea Ruby Renaissance High School
    Mia Ruby Centennial High School
    Hannah Snow Post Falls High School
    Christine Webb Mountain View High School
    Oboe
    Abner Hardy Mountain View High School
    Emily Jamboretz North Jr. High School
    Max Ryan Eagle High School
    Jonathan Spencer Blackfoot High School
    Clarinet
    Taylor Barton Bonneville High School
    Kaylee Bullard Vallivue High School
    Evan Cameron Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    JeongHyun Chae Timberline High School
    Faith Dietz Bonneville High School
    Megan Felt Madison High School
    Eston Hall Borah High School
    Jacob Johnson Eagle High School
    Lauryn Keith Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Katelyn Koch Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Madison Lawrence Marsh Valley High School
    Abby Lokey South Fremont High School
    Mandy Masters Mountain View High School
    Ashley Nutting Vallivue High School
    Casey Pfost Mountain View High School
    Madeline Ryan Timberline High School
    Morgan Schultz Middleton High School
    Hannah Schwank Lewiston High School
    Kyle Serio Mountain View High School
    Samuel Siler Century High School
    Zachary Smith Blackfoot High School
    Joseph Stringham Centennial High School
    Sariah Swainston Preston High School
    Anthony Troglia Nampa High School
    Bass Clarinet
    Josie Bronson Rigby High School
    Rachel Hull Renaissance High School
    Abbagael Smith Vision Charter School
    Megan Spears Lake City High School
    Eric Weyland Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Contra Bass Clarinet
    Alan Cooper Eagle High School
    Bassoon
    Adria Bower Fairmont Jr. High School
    Joshua Gargner Highland High School
    Caleb Mason Borah High School
    Jessica Tilmant Ridgevue High School
    Jin Vanasouk Renaissance High School
    Alto Saxophone
    Destiny Angel-Hubble Nampa High School
    Ryker Bull Vallivue High School
    Josh Dittrich Timberline High School
    Isaac Everett Borah High School
    Taylor King Borah High School
    Caden Phillips Rigby High School
    Abigail Shull Idaho Falls High School
    Colby Turpen Nampa High School
    Tenor Saxophone
    Nichole Cirricione Mountain Home High School
    Grace James Timberline High School
    Bryce Poplawsky Moscow High School
    Kyle Thomas Borah High School
    Baritone Saxophone
    Austin Johnson Lake City High School
    Devyn Lyman Rigby High School
    Trumpet
    Angela Anderson Ridgevue High School
    Lauren Blue Ridgevue High School
    Merrick Bonar Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Abram Brown Boise High School
    Sean Burke Mountain View High School
    Hanne Campbell Centennial High School
    Mackenzie Caress Ridgevue High School
    Alex Chambers Rocky Mountain High School
    Dylan Cook Bonneville High School
    Phillip Davis Timberline High School
    Sebastian Doren Bonneville High School
    Nathan Hill Teton High School
    Brenden Hubele Weiser High School
    Marin Kimpton Preston High School
    Kaden Martin Rigby High School
    Brody Mecham Madison High School
    Kelsey Pilant Grangeville High School
    Dylan Russell Bonneville High School
    Elisa Stokes Middleton High School
    Matthew Stutzman Skyline High School
    Nathan Sundquist Eagle High School
    James Trandem Capital High School
    Lawson Vest Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Henry Workman Soda Springs High School
    French Horn
    Angel Acosta Emmett High School
    Abigail Clegg Soda Springs High School
    Robert Ellis Vision Charter School
    Ben Kaufman South Fremont High School
    Alexis Pett Columbia High School
    Landon Pidcock Century High School
    Jaren Taylor Les Bois Jr. High School
    Trombone
    Connor Barnes Les Bois Jr. High School
    Jack Beccard Timberline High School
    Isaac Blake Boise High School
    Weston Christensen Marsh Valley High School
    Archie Flores Nampa High School
    Matthew Kocina Nampa High School
    Andra Lau Ridgevue High School
    Caleb Lyons Madison High School
    Dylan McCaughan Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Trevor McKinley Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Isaac Myers Hillside Jr. High School
    LeOra Patriquin Nampa High School
    Gabe Reese Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Jeffrey Seekamp North Star Public Charter HS
    Euphonium
    Connor Allen Rocky Mountain High School
    Wesley Edwards Highland High School
    Travis Lee Highland High School
    Sam Quatrone Centennial High School
    John Russell Seal Mountain View High School
    Tuba
    Tristan Allen Skyline High School
    Megan Davis Minico High School
    John Huerta North Star Public Charter HS
    Steven Jones Vallivue High School
    Brayden Kunkel Mountain Home High School
    Ian Rawlings Hillcrest High School
    Alex Thompson Madison High School
    Colbryn Waggoner Nampa High School
    Double Bass
    Daniel Olvera Lake City High School
    Percussion
    Ryan Bryson Ridgevue High School
    Nicholas Buhler Capital High School
    Ganguk Lee East Jr. High School
    Shivank Mistry Capital High School
    Lindsay Smith Idaho Falls High School
    Jordan Wilhelmsen Ridgevue High School
    Alex Williams Highland High School
    Meeka Woods Lewiston High School
    Masen Yates Xavier Charter School
    Soprano
    Lanae Hartley Victory Charter High School
    Joellie Heneise Sandpoint High School
    Ann Naylor Rigby High School
    Amanda Reece Ridgevue High School
    Zoe Tucker Sandpoint High School
    Alto
    Hannah Goodwin Lake City High School
    Hadassah Gurn Victory Charter High School
    Maggie Howell Ridgevue High School
    Anna Hughes Sandpoint High School
    Kassandra Willford Rigby High School
    Tenor
    Burton Anderson Sandpoint High School
    Riley Anderson Sandpoint High School
    Dakotah Andrews Lake City High School
    Mathieu Pearson Xavier Charter School
    Bass
    Alex Bistriceanu Victory Charter High School
    Greg Bistriceanu Liberty Charter School
    Scott Callister Post Falls High School
    Devin Fredericks Sandpoint High School
    Isaac Melendez Vallivue High School
    Rhythm Section
    Piano Michelle Drake Boise High School
    Guitar Addison Ballif Madison High School
    Bass Jett Kauffman Salmon High School
    Drums Isaac Loomis Wood River High School
    Soprano I
    Hannah Antrim Ridgevue High School
    Kylie Atwood Hillcrest High School
    Madelyn Bell Columbia High School
    Shay Black Kimberly High School
    Halle Bonafide Nampa High School
    Lailynn Bruveleit Post Falls High School
    Lauren Caldwell Boise High School
    Annie Carper Lewiston High School
    Belle Fuhriman Ridgevue High School
    Grace Gentile Post Falls High School
    Eden Gibbs Lewiston High School
    Abby Harmer Ridgevue High School
    Hailee Jepperson Marsh Valley High School
    Braede Kuensting Lake City High School
    Madison Longmore Bonneville High School
    Madison Maisey Ridgevue High School
    Aspen Palmer Moscow High School
    Riley Servoss Idaho Falls High School
    Evelyn Shull Idaho Falls High School
    Aviana Smith Centennial High School
    Makenzie Thiel Capital High School
    Teonna Thurgood Columbia High School
    Chloe Turnbull Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Kimberly Vail Sugar-Salem High School
    Fayth Waters Bonneville High School
    Soprano II
    Claire Anderson Blackfoot High School
    Sophie Anderson Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Madeline Austin Wood River High School
    Begona Avila Idaho Falls High School
    Mary Baxter Snake River High School
    Maryann Bichlmeier Caldwell High School
    Camren Cannon Idaho Falls High School
    Oakley Crouch Marsh Valley High School
    Elizabeth Darrington Rigby High School
    Paige Darrow Twin Falls High School
    Niah Griffin Troy Jr./Sr. High School
    Emily Hales Bonneville High School
    Lauren Hodges Xavier Charter School
    Kiersten Kinney Vallivue High School
    Sofia Kriz Sandpoint High School
    Isabelle Leavitt Highland High School
    Magdalene Lowen McCall-Donnelly High School
    Myka Musingi Idaho Falls High School
    Julia Neuder Sandpoint High School
    Abbie Spencer Rigby High School
    Jaki Street Sandpoint High School
    Colby Teague Notus Jr./Sr. High School
    Olivia Tolman Ridgevue High School
    Elizabeth Wada Snake River High School
    Kaitlyn Walton Bonneville High School
    Alto I
    Brinlee Allred Ridgevue High School
    Claire Baker Century High School
    Alison Bates Teton High School
    Sarah Bray Centennial High School
    Cora Chaney The Ambrose School
    Hannah Christensen Troy Jr./Sr. High School
    Katie Dotson Hillcrest High School
    Gillian Elmer Idaho Arts Charter School
    Karin Falk Moscow High School
    Gracie Jeppsen Preston High School
    Shaylee Knowlton Canyon Ridge High School
    Annie Kortan Columbia High School
    Marisela Malvaez Twin Falls High School
    Emillie Nelson Marsh Valley High School
    Grace Nielsen Preston High School
    Brionna Nowaski The Ambrose School
    Madison Noyes Preston High School
    Landyn Owens Coeur d'Alene High School
    Brooke Piippo Hillcrest High School
    McCall Salinas Columbia High School
    Melyssa Spaulding Teton High School
    Sadie Sundahl Lake City High School
    Lilly Vest Idaho Falls High School
    Audrey Wechsler Boise High School
    Saebra Woods Lewiston High School
    Alto II
    Ruthanna Bagley Teton High School
    Emmalyn Barlow Post Falls High School
    Jessica Bellefeuille Post Falls High School
    Aubrey Bernard Lake City High School
    Selma Borup Hillcrest High School
    Kamee Carroll Ridgevue High School
    Madison Draper Burley High School
    Olivia Elliott Bonneville High School
    Emily Frandsen Century High School
    Avery Hawkins Caldwell High School
    Shatine Huddleston Lakeland High School
    Grace Jensen Minico High School
    Melissa Millar Burley High School
    Cheyenne Miller Lake City High School
    Ashton Oxley Idaho Arts Charter School
    Trinity Pertle Lake City High School
    Ericka Powers Coeur d'Alene High School
    Emma Pulleiro Wood River High School
    Sariah Shaner Mountain View High School
    Emma Sutton Marsh Valley High School
    Danica Towan Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Brianna Vulcan Liberty Charter School
    Morgan Warburton Teton High School
    Gabrielle Weick Century High School
    Brooklyn Williams Boise High School
    Tenor I
    David Arredondo Minico High School
    Samuel Boccasini Orofino High School
    William Carney Wood River High School
    William Carson Centennial High School
    Adam Christensen Hillcrest High School
    Jacob Dunn Skyview High School
    Isaac Gordon Post Falls High School
    Brian Hansen Post Falls High School
    Jacob Haroldsen Bonneville High School
    Meghan Hatfield Centennial High School
    Richy Jarvis Centennial High School
    Dalton Kohler Hillcrest High School
    Nathanial Loe Post Falls High School
    Duke McFarland Lewiston High School
    Pablo Munoz Xavier Charter School
    Tyler Niblett Ridgevue High School
    Nathan Phipps The Ambrose School
    Nicolas Ramos Caldwell High School
    Daniel Rosales Burley High School
    Carl Snyder Lewiston High School
    Nathan Templeton Centennial High School
    Daniel Titus Hillcrest High School
    Ian Williams Boise High School
    Adam Wonnacott Grangeville High School
    Tenor II
    Michael Barker Marsh Valley High School
    Brandon Brown Lakeland High School
    William Donohue Skyview High School
    Noah Emery Rocky Mountain High School
    Samuel Fuller Columbia High School
    Mason Hale Burley High School
    Ben Hansen Bonneville High School
    Landon Lee Snake River High School
    Cameron McClellan Idaho Arts Charter School
    Gus Mickelsen Mountain View High School
    Samuel Mickelsen Mountain View High School
    Cooper Motyer Mountain View High School
    Caleb Nielsen Vallivue High School
    Walker Palmer Preston High School
    Cameron Preston Ridgevue High School
    Porter Rigby Vallivue High School
    Seth Romeo Coeur d'Alene High School
    James Rydalch Minico High School
    Evan Schwaab Lake City High School
    Jordan Shuck Skyview High School
    Harrison Smith Lewiston High School
    Simon Smith Caldwell High School
    Matthew Streeter Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Austin Vail Blackfoot High School
    Braden Williams Rigby High School
    Baritone
    Tyson Aldous Ridgevue High School
    Garret Anderson Century High School
    Braxton Bird Blackfoot High School
    Noah Bostic Rigby High School
    Matthew Cresmer Caldwell High School
    John Derouen Century High School
    Jack Dobbs Teton High School
    Tucker Fuhriman Ridgevue High School
    Brian Garza Lewiston High School
    Sebastian Goetz Lake City High School
    Nathaniel Hatch Idaho Falls High School
    Seth Jensen Teton High School
    Jared Ketcheson Genesee Jr./Sr. High School
    Noah Kowatsch Lewiston High School
    Avery Merrifield Lakeland High School
    Matheu Myers Lake City High School
    Tyler Parker Ridgevue High School
    Conner Randall Idaho Falls High School
    Zane Rasor Sandpoint High School
    Jacob Roush Post Falls High School
    Reese Stoddard Ridgevue High School
    Jaron Taylor Sugar-Salem High School
    Lake Wilks Sandpoint High School
    Ashton Williams Blackfoot High School
    Josh Young Moscow High School
    Bass
    Jarred Albano Century High School
    Matthew Amberg Ridgevue High School
    Gracen Atkinson Idaho Falls High School
    Evan Bird Idaho Falls High School
    Dallin Carroll Ridgevue High School
    Cameron Chadwick Mountain View High School
    Forest Cole Idaho Falls High School
    Jesse Crabtree Century High School
    Bradley Curtis Ridgevue High School
    Joshua Dorris Victory Charter High School
    Marshall Gunnell Marsh Valley High School
    Evrett Hammond Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Caleb Johnson Bonneville High School
    Eric Kondratyuk The Ambrose School
    Kyran McLeod Liberty Charter School
    Alex Mittelsteadt Minico High School
    Christian Pearson Vallivue High School
    Cameron Prewitt Burley High School
    Dallin Rallison Preston High School
    Aidan Shuck Skyview High School
    Drew Stanley Bonneville High School
    Adam Taylor Post Falls High School
    Alex VanOrden Snake River High School
    Spencer Williams Snake River High School
    Ty Wilson Minico High School

    Double Bass players, also check the Concert Band page.

    Flute
    Rachel Lee Boise High School
    Ellary Spengler North Jr. High School
    Kelsey Stansberry Salmon High School
    Abby Turner Idaho Falls High School
    Helen Wang Timberline High School
    Oboe
    Grace Butterfield Rigby High School
    Ashton Enrriques Eagle High School
    Kelsie Nelson South Fremont High School
    Whitney Raymond Idaho Falls High School
    Clarinet
    Olivia Chang Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Cameron Echols Borah High School
    Dahsong Lee Boise High School
    Benjamin Sayre Blackfoot High School
    Bassoon
    Oliver Blumenstein Timberline High School
    Jack Gambassi Capital High School
    Marlee Hubach Vallivue High School
    Rylie Moore Blackfoot High School
    Trumpet
    Cameron Crites Timberline High School
    Aiden Eiler Kimberly High School
    Preston Holbrook Rocky Mountain High School
    Jared Jones Mountain View High School
    Rodney McCoy Mountain View High School
    Joshua Pratt Middleton High School
    French Horn
    Maria Aguiar Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Nicholas Bawcom Timberline High School
    Dylan Cobb Lake City High School
    Justin Granados Timberline High School
    Ethan Hiner-Stolhand Centennial High School
    Noah Reason Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Derek Renzelman Lewiston High School
    Trombone
    Will Auston Capital High School
    Josh Gentile Eagle High School
    Wesley Nielsen Timberline High School
    Kaiden Riddle Blackfoot High School
    Erin Smith Idaho Falls High School
    Valente Trevizo Rocky Mountain High School
    Tuba
    Joseph Abajian Centennial High School
    Robert Hardy Mountain View High School
    Percussion
    Mary Elliott Mountain View High School
    Matthew Knapp Timberlake Jr./Sr. High School
    Karina Magnus Lake City High School
    Harrison Stephan Ridgevue High School
    Violin I
    Louisa Bresee Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Isabel Burhart Centennial High School
    Sarah Campbell Madison High School
    Louis Dhoore Boise High School
    Reed Eddington Idaho Falls High School
    Marianne Ferguson Madison High School
    Emma Lacy Madison High School
    Savannah Lacy Madison High School
    Jorgen Lawrence Wood River High School
    Jusung Lee Boise High School
    Hannah Lim Timberline High School
    Anthony Luo Boise High School
    Melvin Mai Centennial High School
    Abigail Robison Boise High School
    John Shieh Centennial High School
    Hanna Shields Eagle High School
    Leyandra Snyder Timberline High School
    Reiko Tachibana Timberline High School
    Julia Marielle Tan Timberline High School
    Molly Trujillo Buhl High School
    Alec Tzeng Eagle High School
    Jacob Unruh Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Violin II
    Paige Anderson Shelley High School
    Lily Archibald Boise High School
    Angus Baird Timberline High School
    Logan Barfuss Canyon Ridge High School
    Seth Beus Xavier Charter School
    Emma Bird Sugar-Salem High School
    Austin Child Madison High School
    Taylie Clark Rocky Mountain High School
    Sophia Comeau Madison High School
    Erykah Foss Salmon High School
    Elise Goodwin The Ambrose School
    Arika Gourley Wood River High School
    Sarah Kelly Mountain View High School
    Lindsey Kim Boise High School
    Cate Knothe Boise High School
    Marshall McCall Borah High School
    Channing Mitson The Ambrose School
    Caitlin Nguyen Boise High School
    Rachel Shumway Madison High School
    Grace Solomon Kimberly High School
    Josh Sutton Centennial High School
    Viola
    Julia Caven Centennial High School
    Tyler Cochran Madison High School
    Len Eppich East Jr. High School
    Derek Focht Timberline High School
    Naomi Hammond Snake River High School
    Audrey Huang North Jr. High School
    Jocelyn Kasparek Boise High School
    Elliot Lim Renaissance High School
    Savannah Malan Renaissance High School
    Kate Nettles Centennial High School
    Alyssa Pearl Centennial High School
    Adam Pettyjohn Bishop Kelly High School
    Kayliani Powlison Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Thalia Rojas Wood River High School
    Lorien Smith Madison High School
    JiaMin Wu Centennial High School
    Ying Yin Zhu Caldwell High School
    Cello
    Emily Caballero Hillcrest High School
    Owen Foster Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Lewis Garner Timberline High School
    Michael Hankins Century High School
    Rachel Harris Idaho Falls High School
    James Herdt Kuna High School
    Serrin Kim Boise High School
    Aaron Kinghorn Madison High School
    Kent Knothe North Jr. High School
    Clayton Kunz Idaho Falls High School
    Jackson LaBaugh Madison High School
    Sophie Lyman Madison High School
    Kaise McLane Compass Academy
    Sydney Merrifield Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Ella Schroder Renaissance High School
    Julia Shields Eagle High School
    John Stewart Idaho Falls High School
    Emma Wells Mountain View High School
    Double Bass
    Sam Bingham Wood River High School
    Olivia DeAngelis Timberline High School
    Luca Delis Minico High School
    Elsa Ferrin Century High School
    Mara Gerber Century High School
    Will Robison North Jr. High School
    Jayden Sherman Caldwell High School
    Harp
    Natalie Dunkley Borah High School
    Soprano I
    Hope Ambridge Sandpoint High School
    Sierra Bean Capital High School
    Jordyn Burr Snake River High School
    Caitlyn Cooper Vallivue High School
    Rachel Edmiston Lake City High School
    Elaina Farris Centennial High School
    Miren Gabiola Century High School
    Sonnet Gray Century High School
    Katie Hansen Canyon Ridge High School
    Courtney Hare Post Falls High School
    Taylor Johns Ridgevue High School
    Aleah Jones Hillcrest High School
    Megumi Jordan Capital High School
    Michelle Kahuhu Ridgevue High School
    Jessica King Bonneville High School
    Zoe Miller Sandpoint High School
    Keziah Miner Hillcrest High School
    Alexis Moffat Bonneville High School
    Hailey Nielsen Vallivue High School
    Hannah Nielsen Moscow High School
    Lauren Nix Bonneville High School
    Madison Roth Kuna High School
    Riley Setian Post Falls High School
    Sam Smith Ridgevue High School
    Eliza Stucki Skyview High School
    Sydney Swanson Centennial High School
    Emily Tolman Bonneville High School
    Paige Williams Snake River High School
    Teri Worrell South Fremont High School
    Soprano II
    Hailey Alexander Ridgevue High School
    McKenzie Babcock Marsh Valley High School
    Julianna Barr Twin Falls High School
    Avery Brown Blackfoot High School
    Sarah Crandall Century High School
    Emma Ercanbrack Marsh Valley High School
    Jocelyn Fisk Ridgevue High School
    Natalia Giauque Hillcrest High School
    Caroline Gibbs Lewiston High School
    Ainsley Gunstream Centennial High School
    Seneca Haidari Lakeland High School
    Rose Hale Clearwater Valley Jr./Sr. High
    Madison Johnson Snake River High School
    Hannah Keating Century High School
    Rebekah Kezele Twin Falls High School
    Gahyeon Kim The Ambrose School
    Mariana Martin Preston High School
    Jasmine Mearns Sandpoint High School
    Amanda Moser Blackfoot High School
    Heidi Mungall Wood River High School
    Abby Myklebust Lewiston High School
    Abigael Nowaski The Ambrose School
    Lorelai Provolt Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Marie Rasmussen Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Alex Sheets Timberlake Jr./Sr. High School
    Kaitlin Sielaff Kuna High School
    Cassidy Stucki Marsh Valley High School
    Daphne Tholen Hillcrest High School
    Olivia Turner Kimberly High School
    Kaylee Whitworth Century High School
    Alto I
    Maren Archibald Idaho Falls High School
    Bailey Arent Capital High School
    Emily Ball Moscow High School
    Britanne Barnes Marsh Valley High School
    Holley Bretas Rimrock Jr./Sr. High School
    Shaylin Carroll Mountain View High School
    Abigail Cuff Ridgevue High School
    Anahi Galeano Lewiston High School
    Devyn Harding Teton High School
    Olivia Hirschi Hillcrest High School
    Bailee Hodge Century High School
    Jessica Irvine Centennial High School
    Jennifer Lee Ridgevue High School
    Jina Lenz Rigby High School
    Liberty Madsen Idaho Falls High School
    Natalie Magnus Lake City High School
    Saydi Mayes Twin Falls High School
    Samantha Penick Lakeland High School
    Makenzie Sayre Bonneville High School
    Lainee Stucki Marsh Valley High School
    Hillevi Svendsen Idaho Arts Charter School
    Maggie Trettin Kuna High School
    Savannah Tuft Ridgevue High School
    Jillian Valentino Century High School
    Emily Waltner Moscow High School
    Hannah Waters Bonneville High School
    Nicole Wheeler Vallivue High School
    Joscelyn White Emmett High School
    Julia Williams Lewiston High School
    Reilly Williams Lake City High School
    Alto II
    Zarrah Alcazar Buhl High School
    Lauren Andersen Twin Falls High School
    Lexi Baron Snake River High School
    Adrienne Brown Ridgevue High School
    Sierra Cree Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
    Lindsey DeWidtt Hillcrest High School
    Jerimiah deWit Snake River High School
    Mikayla Doramus Ridgevue High School
    Richelle Duffield Lake City High School
    Janalee Eckman Sugar-Salem High School
    Aailee Fuson Lewiston High School
    Devyn Gratton Rigby High School
    Aubrie Hunt Lewiston High School
    Taylor Iles Ridgevue High School
    Jocelyn Jenkins Teton High School
    Hannah Kemp Century High School
    Sophie Larsen Bonneville High School
    Annabelle Lewis Wood River High School
    Mackenzie Lorton Lewiston High School
    Naomi Miller Victory Charter High School
    Grace Neilsen Century High School
    Darcy Ritchie Idaho Falls High School
    Maislyn Roth Minico High School
    Lexie Scott Rigby High School
    Lauren Staudenraus Centennial High School
    Sara Tippetts Madison High School
    Jailee Tuft Ridgevue High School
    Alainna Williams Centennial High School
    Kari Wilsey Lewiston High School
    Tori Young Timberlake Jr./Sr. High School


    IMEA In-Service Conference Registration Information

    Registration Instructions

    The Pre-Registration for the 2018 35th In-Service Conference must be completed or post-marked by January 15, 2018.

    GENERAL DIRECTIONS:

    • On-Line Pre-Registration is available again this year. Online registration will close on January 15th at 11:59 pm.
    • We strongly encourage everyone to Pre-Register for the conference at a substantial savings! Retired members have complimentary registration but still need to pre-register to get guaranteed tickets to the banquet and the concerts.
    • If you need to renew your NAfME membership, you must do that first at www.NAfME.org before registering for the conference. If you have difficulties connecting your NAfME membership to the registration form, contact the webmaster.
    • Included with your Conference Registration will be tickets for the Banquet held Friday evening, both GALA Concerts on Saturday, and all conference sessions and concert hours.
    • Additional tickets for the banquet and GALA Concerts are available to purchase with your Pre-Registration. (A limited number of banquet tickets will be available on-site, so please plan ahead.)
    • Refund requests (minus a 25% processing fee) must be received by January 20th. No refunds after that date.
    • If you want to make changes after submitting your registration, please email Karen.

    Conference Registration is free for First Year Teachers/IMEA Members. Contact executive.director.imea@gmail.com to register. This is for 1st time Active IMEA Members only. Collegiates must register using the collegiate form.

    Online Registration Instructions

    Online registration is being handled by OpusEvents. To register, do the following:

    1. Click on this link to go to the Registration Site: OpusEvents.
    2. If you have not previously registered at OpusEvents, click on the Register link to creat and account.
    3. When it asks if you would like to connect your NAfME membership, select, "Yes". Input your required NAfME information.
    4. From the Home page, choose, 2018 Idaho MEA In-service Conference and then choose the appropriate registration.
    5. Fill out the form with the needed information and select your type of payment.
    6. If you choose to pay by check, choose that option, complete your registration, then print a copy of your registration and mail it with your check to the address on the form.

    Register for the Conference


    All-State/Inservice Conference
    Hotels

    February 1-3, 2018
    Moscow, Idaho

    Hotel rooms in Moscow are very limited for the conference. There are blocks of rooms (all with 1 King bed) reserved for I.M.E.A. Conference attendees at 3 of the Moscow hotels. All available rooms with two Queen beds at the Best Western Plus University Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites are reserved for A.S. Honor Groups. Please double check the deadlines to reserve rooms at these rates. They will only be held until December 31st-Jan 2nd.

    Best Western Plus University Inn : Conference Headquarters
    (A.S. Band and ½ of the A.S. Treble Choir are staying here)

            1516 Pullman Road
    Moscow, ID  83843
    (208) 882-0550
      • 30 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $109.99 + tax and surcharge
      • For overnight accommodations, a guest room block has been reserved at the Best Western Plus University Inn. A daily hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, Complimentary wireless internet service and shuttle service to the local airport are also offered.  For hotel information, please visit www.uinnmoscow.com

      • For reservations, please call (208)882-0550/(800)325-8765 and mention IMEA. You may also make your reservation at http://www.uinnmoscow.com/reservation-form  guest room block and special group rates are being held until January 2, 2018The group name must be mentioned to receive the special rate.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel as the travel websites and Best Western International online reservations will not have information regarding the group rate.


    La Quinta Inn & Suites
    (A.S. Orchestra is staying here)

           

    185 Warbonnet Dr.
    Moscow, ID 83843
    (208) 882-5365

      • 15 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $91.00 + tax and surcharge
      • Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly (208) 882-5365. The I.M.E.A. Conference group room block must be mentioned to receive the group rate.
      • Hot breakfast is included.
      • The room block and special rates will be held until Sunday, December 31, 2017. At that time, any unreserved rooms will be released for general reservations.


    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    (A.S. Jazz Choir and ½ of the A.S. Treble Choir are staying here)

           

    1000 West Pullman Road
    Moscow, ID  83843
    (208) 882-4600

      • 25 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $109.00 + tax and surcharge
      • Reservations may be made on the Fairfield link below:
      • Website link
      • Hot breakfast is included.
      • The room block and special rates will be held until Sunday, December 31, 2017. At that time, any unreserved rooms will be released for general reservation.


    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    (A.S. Mixed Choir is staying here)

           

    1190 S.E. Bishop Boulevard
    Pullman, WA  99163
    (509) 334-4437

    We did not reserve I.M.E.A. Conference rooms at this hotel.


    Exhibits and Advertising

    Idaho Music Educators Association
    Annual In-service Conference
    February 1-3, 2018 — University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

    Here are links to download information for Exhibitors and to advertise in the official Conference Binder.


    For information about the Program Binder Ads, contact Ted Hadley.

    For information about Conference Exhibits, contact Joel Sandford.